I have chose the case study "Communities and Management of Natural Resources of the Cuban Archipelago". The Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago is one of the four archipelagos around the island of Cuba. This territory is considered a special sustainable development region within the National Protected Areas System. The authors belong to the Environment Agency of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, in which capacity they advise on, direct and carry out conservation and natural… Continue
Added by Kim Gross-Hardt on June 14, 2012 at 10:43am —
Thad Starner from Georgia Tech and Joseph Paradiso from MIT have calculated the amount of power that could be captured by human activity such as breathing and walking. Details can be found in their book chapter at … Continue
Added by Mike Matessa on April 3, 2011 at 3:07am —
Evoke ManifestoThe Agents and all peoples connected to Evoke hold that all these truths are self evident. Each human being has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. All Evoke Agents and connected parties hold to the Golden Rule Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You. That people all over the world have a right to food, water and physical security.
As long… Continue
Added by sunnydupree on May 6, 2010 at 7:45am —
Added by sunnydupree on May 1, 2010 at 10:00pm —
The idea of making polls on EVOKE was generated in a discussion on A.V. Koshy's blog, who (from what I understand) was inspired by Samiran Roy. I posted that I was dazzled by the idea, and commented on how great it would be to… Continue
Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 1, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Human trafficking: the selling of persons for material use, eg. labour, organs, sex. May be temporary or permanent.
Demographics most trafficked: women and children.
Egypt and human trafficking: Egypt is a geographical middle ground between three continents. Two of these continents are Africa and the 'middle eastern' area of Asia. This geographical fact may be way Egypt is a hub for human trafficking.
Recent Activity: Egyptian legislature has passed… Continue
Added by Jeremy Laird Hogg on April 25, 2010 at 12:30am —
I am posting my Pivotal moment quest on here for it will not let me post my moment entirely and I really needed to have that moment so here goes. Fasten your seat belts it might be a bumpy ride.
I am taking a stand for a relationship with Jesus Christ. I have been in so many situations that were dire at the time and when I call out to Him he directs my path. I take a stand that there is a God and he wants the best for us if only we follow the Golden Rule "Do unto others as you would… Continue
Added by sunnydupree on April 24, 2010 at 7:00am —
This was taken from a post James Pearson
(Acholi Beads, Choice Mob, WikiChoice) recently wrote for Plywood People
. I thought it was incredibly inspiring.
Let’s not change the world. Let’s not end poverty or wipe human trafficking from the… Continue
Added by Elora Ramirez on April 22, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Today the final doc**ent to allow the full emancipation of women in the Kingdom was signed and delivered. From today not only can women over the age of 18 drive cars - even without a male passenger, own property in their own name and wear any clothes allowed by the Koran but more importantly no person in the Kingdom will, in future, be subject to any form of Corporal Punishment. Even smacking in Schools has finally be abolished.
Freedom of speech is to be permitted for… Continue
Added by Neil Spurgeon on April 21, 2010 at 1:00pm —
A photo album displaying some of conditions of trafficked women.
Added by Bonan Zhang on April 21, 2010 at 11:00am —
A starting point for understanding human trafficking as related to China can be found at…
Added by Bonan Zhang on April 21, 2010 at 10:30am —
I don't remember where I first heard about ZOE International Ministries, possibly a speaker at my grandparents' church, but as I was looking for people/groups to shadow I came across their website.
It's pretty amazing what they're doing. Check it out!http://zoechildren.org/
Basically they're working to end the horrific practice of child trafficking and provide care for children who have been rescued from it.
I wrote them a little… Continue
Added by Esther Ogg on April 21, 2010 at 6:40am —
I was working in Cambodia with organization that fight against human trafficking. I doc**ented the stories of girls who were trafficked to the city or neighboring countries. I was part of the initiative of children's group fighting against trafficking. I helped them collecting case studies, making database to collect information about children who were trafficking. So they can help them after they return. There are also awareness raising activities regularly organized by children in the village… Continue
Added by Rosie on April 20, 2010 at 8:48pm —
WASHINGTON — Fifteen countries, including U.S. allies Greece (… Continue
Added by Aaron Freeman on April 12, 2010 at 10:57am —
Iran has lashed out at the West over human trafficking across the world, calling for the adoption of strict regulations to combat the inhumane activity.
"The ominous phenomenon of human trafficking, and women in particular, is an advanced form of modern slavery in the third millennium that has targeted all countries and regions of the world," said Iranian lawmaker Tayyebeh Safaei at the 122nd Assembly of… Continue
Added by Aaron Freeman on April 12, 2010 at 10:28am —
On April 08, 2010 the WomenWatch news feed posted a story on the UN-led campaign to provide affordable health care for… Continue
Added by Shakwei Mbindyo on April 9, 2010 at 8:21pm —
This website has pages of inventions to transform the way we tap into energy, including but not limited to: learning from the model of butterfly wings to capture solar energy, a fossil-free community model, harnessing the power of high-ways and transforming kinetic energy into hydraulic pressure, human power and using gyms to harness energy,… Continue
Added by Yari A. Ojeda Sandel on March 27, 2010 at 3:05am —
To be honest, she's not really a water hero, she's a human waste hero. Her book is so powerful and informative however that I must make a mention of it here as I think reading this book would benefit anybody concerned (or unconcerned) with helping to fix our world society.
Kudos to Rose George and her book The Big Necessity.
Available on Amazon.com in hardback, paperback and Kindle formats:… Continue
Added by Keith Adam Britt on March 25, 2010 at 8:30pm —
In 2020 I will hopefully working as a lobbyist in Washington, DC. In a perfect world I would actually get to participate in government as a state legislator, but unfortunately the political climate doesn't create spaces in which extremes can exist. Apparently human rights and social justice are too extreme for the US these days. Maybe in 2020...
Anyway, in my perfect world, I wouldn't have to lobby for human rights at all, but I don't think that this is realistic at all… Continue
Added by Casey Allen Sears on March 22, 2010 at 9:03pm —
I just saw a photo by TJ Roshan on a human-powered dynamo. One that generates electricity by walking: http://www.urgentevoke.com/photo/human-dynamo-how-energy-from-1?xg_source=activity
This got me thinking... what if you could scale that idea back even further? A pedometer that generates electricty just by walking, through linear induction -- like a "shakey… Continue
Added by Thomas Pinkerton on March 22, 2010 at 1:30pm —